glimmer, glow and go

by Kyle Anne Kish

inject the guarantee
of freedom
like a flu shot
which only hurts
for a moment

but keeps those
germ-y things at bay.

fly right by your scenic
tarantula riddled mind
with forest filled
colored leaves.

don’t feel the danger
lurking when the dog
begins to bark.

there are places that are dark
but the light shines through.

hold your breath
and grab onto the vines
luring you to breathe
once again.

and there it is,
yes, there it is

the light crying
its way through
once more ...

but, you know
you can make it smile.


Posted on 10/15/2007
Copyright © 2021 Kyle Anne Kish

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 10/16/07 at 04:04 AM

Maybe, I'm nuts...but I'd swear the imagery in this gets more and more sparse as it heads towards the end. I realize a lot of poems do that, but I like it in this because it's almost like a voice that's moving further and further away, but not by choice. I dunno. Good stuff.

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 10/18/07 at 12:25 AM

For me this goes from nightmare to hope; something I can relate to. It looks like, if this poem was on a piece of paper and you folded in in half - the dark stanzas would equal the light ones, but the light would win, since you end with that thought. Good and bad times aren't always equal in life, but the last stanza defines an important concept - attitude.

Posted by Alisa Js on 10/18/07 at 09:07 PM

is this about botox?

Posted by Mara Meade on 02/08/08 at 08:33 PM

Rough one to read, Kyle Anne, but you sure nailed a paradigm in place. If one hadn't walked in this path before...

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